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Old 12-11-2006, 03:15 PM   #11
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That is really rough. I am sorry for your loss. It makes me think about mine too, we have power outages at times. Thankfully we heat with wood but the living room is farther away from the furnace and the fan wont run without power, so I am seriously thinking about a generator. Or propane heater.

Deeply sorry for your loss. It was out of your control.

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Old 12-26-2006, 10:49 PM   #12
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I'm sorry to hear about the losses. I have thought about getting a UPS like for a computer as emergency backup for power outages - should allow for a bear minimum of heat and cycling of the filter every couple of hours . My friend is an electrician and he is going to see just how much power I'll need to run the heater and filter (Fluval405) to get the right size UPS . we have a couple of outages a year .

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Ack, that sucks. A year or so ago, we had a 3 day outage and I, luckily, moved my fish to my parent's house. Wouldn't you know it, as soon as I moved them, the next day the power came on.
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Old 12-30-2006, 01:28 PM   #14
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A UPS would not do any good unfortuantely. Even just running a heater, the largest ones would only last about 8 hours or so. A pump would likely kill the UPS. They are not designed for running small motors. I am pretty up on this topic, I was a "double agent" with the Geek squad for a few years.

Your best option is an emergancy generator. I wired my fuse box to basically plug right into my generator incase of power failures for just such a reason.

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